The Brief: Bayangs (banyangs) are a slang term for bangs coined by TikToker @Itsjustnyissa in an original song about hating bangs.

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Bayang, also seen as banyang, is a slang term referring to bangs.

The term became popular on social media after TikToker @Itsjustnyissa shared a video singing passionately about her disdain for bangs on July 13. The line “Not the bayang (banyang)” also grew in popularity as a catchphrase for the song and memes.

@itsjustnyissa

#voiceeffects Not The BANYANNNG πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’€πŸ’€aye run this uppppppπŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚β—οΈβ—οΈβ—οΈ #comedy #fyp #xyzbca #foryou

♬ original sound – itsjustnyissa

Lyrics:

Ooh, yeah, ooh yeah
Huh, hold up
Not the banyang, the banyang
Oh oh ooh whao, ooh whao (F*ck no)
Not the banyang, the banyang
Oh oh ooh whoa, ooh whao (F*ck no)

Not the bang b*tch
That sh*t ain’t it b*tch
That sh*t is ugly as the f*ck
Take it out b*tch

I don’t like the front and sh*t
Don’t like the front and sh*t
Take it out
That banyang ain’t it b*tch

Oh oh ooh whoa, ooh whoa (F*ck no)
Not the banyang, the banyang
Oh oh ooh woah, ooh whao (F*ck no)

TikTokers and Twitter users alike began sharing photos and videos of celebrities and characters who they felt had terrible bangs.

@amariadoresyou

#greenscreen This is why I dont need tiktokπŸ’€ #fyp #banggang #bangganggggg

♬ original sound – itsjustnyissa